Showing posts from July, 2008

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

Ouch. . .

So, Lucy was down for her morning nap which usually lasts an hour and I was out in the yard being productive, watering plants, picking up apricots, etc. Twenty minutes later, I'd worked my way to the back of the house where Lucy's room is, I heard her screaming. I dropped the hose and ran to go get her. . . the side door was locked. Crap. I madly ran to the front door, flip flops smacking the uneven asphalt loudly and tripped up the cement steps. I felt my toe stinging but of course I was more worried about the crying baby in the back room, imagining her leaping from her crib and landing on her head. . . but don't worry, she was fine when I got there. Just sitting in her crib waiting for me to come get her and upset that it had taken me so long. I sat and rocked her for a while to calm her down and then looked down and my toe. . . or the bloody stump that had been my toe. . . and then I looked at the trail of bloody toe prints crossing Lucy's cream colored carpet and ev

Seattle Summer Vacation

Last weekend we went to Seattle to spend some time with my family. In this slideshow, you'll see my mom and dad, two of my sisters ( Shannon and Missy ) and their boys. You'll also see Edmonds Beach, a Mariners vs. Red Sox game, Trophy Cupcakes , a Pirate Party treasure hunt, a couple of Mike and Lu and then even some of me. . . Oh, and something that Seattlites don't want you to know about, FANTASTIC WEATHER. It happens, and when it does, there is nowhere else in the world you'd rather be. . .

The Flea Market

Ok, so several days have gone by, but here are some of my other favorite pics from the Flea Market in Paris.

Last year at this time. . .

we were in France for the wedding of our friends Virginie and Cedric. . . I realized I never posted pictures because I went into the hospital on bedrest so soon after we got home. Their wedding was out in the country in the Alsace region of France and was held at a beautiful old church (where Mike got to sing Ave Maria for their ceremony!) and then the reception and all night feast was held at this amazing, 17th century chateau. After the wedding, we spent some time in Paris where we fell in love with the city of lights. . . That's plenty for today, but I have more I'll post tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. She was born on 07-07-47 at 7:07 am and weighted 7 lbs 6 oz. Needless to say, seven has always been her favorite and lucky number. There were seven of us in my family and her favorite movie was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. July 7th was also her father's birthday. . . Last year on 07-07-07 she turned sixty and all five of us kids collaborated on a special birthday gift for her, a memory quilt with 60 squares, 12 from each kid. We all picked a border fabric we liked and then each took one of the colors within that fabric to base our squares on. Jenn had the light blue, I had yellows and golds, Shannon used greens, Missy pinks and then my brother Jon was the dark blue (by the way, Jon is far away in the land of Guam and was excused from sewing his own squares for lack of sewing machine and tools. But you should know, had he the proper resources I believe he could've completed his 12 squares with only minor coaching. He has actually sewn som

In the works. . .

I'm so excited about something. . . there is this great new service for designers and crafters and DIY people out there called Spoonflower that will print custom designs onto fabric. Now, you may or may not know this but I tinker around with textile design all the time, coming up with designs and dreaming about how to get them to print. . . well, Spoonflower is my ticket. I've been invited to be in the Beta group, which maybe isn't all that exclusive, but indulge me for a bit and let me believe it is. And I have the perfect project for it. I'm going to print panels for a little soft-book for the diaper crowd. Here is the cover for the book. . .

Just watchin' the cars go by. . .

I think she's bored with me. . .